N255m BMW bullet proof cars were not bought for me-Oduah

N255m BMW bullet proof cars were not bought for me-Oduah


ABUJA-MINISTER of Aviation,Princess Stella Oduah Thursday told members of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that the alleged purchase of N255million BMW armoured cars were not bought for her personal use.

Oduah who astonished stakeholders with this disclosure at the investigative hearing on the

Fashola presents N489.7bn 2014 budget

LAGOS BUDGET 2014 — Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State (right), presenting the 2014 Budget estimates of N489.69 billion to House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji during the budget presentation, yesterday, in Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N489.690 billion for the 2014 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for consideration and eventual ratification.

Fashola, however, faulted the recent approval of $200 million World Bank loan by the

N255m cars: FirstBank, Coscharis, Customs state cases at hearing

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It was another round of startling revelations yesterday as the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation continued the suspended investigative hearing into an alleged purchase of two armoured BMW cars at N255 million by the Minister of Aviation, Princess  Stella Oduah.

Despite the fact that the minister was absent at the hearing, the Nigeria Customs Service, NSC, First Bank PLC and Coscharis made presentations on their involvement in the

SURE-P won’t be in 2014 budget, if…. – SENATE

The Senate

THE Senate, yesterday, hinted that it may not appropriate funds for the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, in the 2014 Budget, if ministers and heads of agencies involved in the programme fail to appear before it to defend how they have handled projects and funds allocated to the SURE-P in this year’s budget.

The upper legislative chamber equally warned that it would not condone actions of

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Snake Venom, World’s Strongest Beer Contains 67.5% Of Alcohol


The world's strongest beer, dubbed Snake Venom, contains a massive 67.5 per cent alcohol by volume, costs $85 to buy and should be consumed in tiny doses, its Scottish makers say.

Snake Venom is the product of Scottish brewery Brewmeister, which has upped the ante from its previous record-holding concoction, the 65 per cent ABV Armageddon (vodka, by comparison, is typically 80 proof, or 40 per cent alcohol).

The brewery decided to manufacture an even stronger beer after some customers

Jay Jay Okocha Celebrates His Wife’s 40th Birthday, Buys Her Mercedes G-Wagon As Birthday Present


Nigerian football legend Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha, threw a lavish 40th birthday party for his wife of 16 years, Nkechi Okocha on Friday October 25th at Civic Centre in Lagos. Maestromedia reports that Okocha gave his wife a brand new White Mercedez Benz G-Wagon SUV as birthday present.

Forbes Releases World's Most Powerful List, Puts Russian President Ahead Of Obama



Forbes just released its World's Most Powerful People list and put Russian president Vladamir Putin ahead of US president Barack Obama. They also said Dangote is more powerful than President Goodluck Jonathan. Dangote was placed 64th most powerful person in the world, Jonathan didn't make the list. See the rest after the cut...

Ice Prince Clocks 27


Nigerian rapper and member of the Chocolate City music family, Panshak Henry Nasara Zamani, (Ice Prince), is our birthday boy, as he clocks 27 years old today, 30th October, 2013.
Ice Prince, who took the Nigerian music scene by storm with the release of his debut single,

Reps summon Oduah to appear on Oct. 31

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Abuja – The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation on Wednesday re-issued its summon on the Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah to appear at its investigative hearing on Oct. 31.

Oduah is expected to clarify issues relating to the controversial purchase of two BMW bullet proof cars by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA).

The committee also stressed that failure to honour “this last invitation’’ would be viewed as

Six pregnant girls freed in baby factory raid


LAGOS (AFP) – The Nigerian police have raided a baby factory in the oil city of Port Harcourt and arrested a woman accused of harbouring six pregnant girls, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

“We rescued six girls last week at different stages of pregnancy from an illegal maternity home in Port Harcourt,” Joy Elomoko of the Imo State police told AFP.

She said the youngest of the girls was 14, without disclosing the ages of the others.
“We have also arrested the proprietress of the clinic and she is assisting us in our

Farmer bags 15 years for raping minor in Jigawa

Hadejia – A Hadejia High Court in Jigawa on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old farmer, Umar Yakubu, to 15 years imprisonment, without an option of fine, for raping an eight-year-old girl.

Yakubu was dragged before the court by the police in 2012 on one count charge of rape, contrary to section 282 of the Penal Code.

He was accused of having canal knowledge of the girl (name withheld), at Dingare Village in

No-Work-No-Pay rule may escalate crisis – ASUU


Asaba – The Delta State University Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday warned that implementing the  No-Work-No-Pay policy would worsen the industrial crisis in public universities.

The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Emmanuel Mordi, said in Asaba that the state government was planning to implement the policy for the first time.

NAN reports that the state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, had urged ASUU members

ASUU strike: Police tear gas protesting UniAbuja lecturers

Police Officers Shooting Tear Gas to dispel the Mammoth crowd at the entrance of the Rivers State government house yesterday as the Rivers State House of Assembly Crisis witness Day two in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

ABUJA – The Nigerian Police Force Wednesday, tear-gassed  members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Abuja branch as they mobilise for their protest into the streets of the Federal Capital City, Abuja.

Eyewitnesses said that the lecturers had gathered at the mini-campus of the university at  Gwagwalada for the protest when suddenly policemen and plain clothes security personnel

REVEALING: We sold the best BMW B7 series armoured cars to NCAA – Coscharis

Stella Oduah, Aviation Minister

ABUJA – IT was another round of startling revelations Wednesday as the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation continued the suspended investigative hearing into an alleged purchase of two armoured BMW cars at N255million by the Minister of Aviation, Princess  Stella Oduah.

Despite the fact that the minister was visibly missing at the hearing, the Nigeria Customs

OJB Discharged From Indian Hospital After Surgery

OJB Jezreel, Surgery, India, Letter

Our very own music producer, OJB, who has been in an Indian hospital in the past few months toundergo surgery over a kidney-related ailment, has been discharged after a successful surgery operation.
OJB, who is credited with charting the musical careers of top stars like Wizkid, Mode 9,

Chris Brown Checks Into Rehab!

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After all the wahala, troubled star Chris Brown is seeking professional help for his anger management crisis. The singer reportedly checked into a Malibu, California rehab faculty late yesterday [Oct. 29].
Should this have come earlier? Maybe, maybe not but from what we gather, Breezy made the decision by himself, to deal with his temper problem and to avoid a possible prison

N255m armoured car scandal: House C’ttee continues hearing today

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ABUJA — THE House committee on Aviation investigative hearing on alleged purchase of N255million bullet proof cars by the Minister of Aviation continues today amidst doubts that Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah will honour the summons asking her to appear before the committee today.

A member of the committee and spokesman of the House, Zakari Mohammed

Do they pray for Dangote?

*Alhaji Aliko Dangote

THE varieties of demons that exist in Nigeria are an interesting mix against which we daily do battle. There are malaria-causing, diarrhoea-inflicting and headache-distributing demons. And, believe it or not, some demons are specialists in polio apportionment. Of course, enemies are always around to direct the demons to the ‘right’ persons. For the doubting Thomas, a night in my area will do the same job those holes in Jesus’ palms and side did. On

Man, 37, accused of beating wife to death


LAGOS — A 37-year-old man, Babatunde Gbolahan, was yesterday arraigned before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere, for allegedly beating his wife to death.

The defendant, who was arraigned for manslaughter, pleaded not guilty to the charge instituted against him by the Police.

According to the charge, “you, Babatunde Gbolahan, committed the offence on October 13,

76-yr-old woman escapes from kidnappers den

Mrs. Otiti Esegba

OLOMU— MRS. Otiti Esegba, a 76 year-old grandmother, escaped from the den of her abductors about five hours after she was abducted, Monday.

She was abducted at 2a.m. by a five-man kidnap gang at Akperhe community in Olomu kingdom, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State and taken away on a

World Bank ranks Nigeria 122nd best place to start business

Mangoes flood Zuba Fruit Market in Abuja on Friday (13/4/12). There Is Need to Preserve Our Seasonal Fruits. NAN Photo

The World Bank has ranked Nigeria 147th among the best places for doing business. It also ranked the country as the 122nd for best countries to start a business.

The report released, yesterday, said Nigeria’s low ranking is mainly caused by electricity problems, where the country is ranked 185th out of 189 countries evaluated. The first

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich: Chicharito double books Capital One Cup quarter-final spot


Chicharito netted twice as Manchester United cruised into the Capital One Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable victory over Norwich.

After opening the scoring from the spot after 20 minutes following a Leroy Fer foul on Adnan Januzaj, the 25-year-old reacted quickly to a Mark Bunn parry to double the hosts’

Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea: Mata magic helps Blues overcome below-par Gunners


Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata did the damage as Chelsea saw off a below-par Arsenal to progress to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals at the Emirates Stadium.

Azpilicueta pounced on Carl Jenkinson's weak back header to poke the ball past Lukasz

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Blatter apologises to Ronaldo & Madrid

Blatter apologises to Ronaldo & Madrid


Fifa president Sepp Blatter has issued a public apology to Cristiano Ronaldo for disparaging remarks he made about the Real Madrid star.

During a debate at Oxford University over the respective merits of the Portugal international and Barcelona ace Lionel Messi, Blatter joked that "one spends more time at

Ronaldo accuses Blatter of Messi bias

Ronaldo accuses Blatter of Messi bias

Cristiano Ronaldo has accused Sepp Blatter of institutional favouritism after the Fifa president revealed he preferred Lionel Messi over the Portuguese.

In a debate at the Oxford Union, the 77-year-old claimed "one spends more time at the hairdressers than the other" in reference to Ronaldo, before saying he preferred Messi, as

Nigeria U17 4-1 Iran U17: Eaglets cruise into quarterfinal



Nigeria defeated Iran 4-1 to book a place in the quarter finals of the Fifa U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday evening.

First half goals from Samuel Okon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Musa Muhammed and a second half strike from Musa Yahaya ensured the red-hot Africans caged the boastful Persians at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain city.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s thunderous strike outside the west Asians’ penalty area which almost

Wenger plays down Mourinho tensions

Premier League

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed his fractious relationship with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has "settled", as the duo prepare to lock horns once again at Emirates Stadium in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

Wenger and Mourinho rarely saw eye-to-eye during the latter's first stint as Chelsea boss, with the bitter battle over Ashley Cole’s move from Arsenal to Stamford Bridge and several

Ballon d’Or is decided on reputation

Why are Xavi, Pirlo & Mourinho nominated? The Ballon d’Or is decided on reputation

The Fifa Ballon d’Or shortlist, revealed on Tuesday, has once again shown that players and coaches are rewarded based on reputation and not on their form and achievements over the course of the calendar year.

This has been proven time and again. The snubbing of Wesley Sneijder and Diego Milito in 2010 is just one example, but this year is perhaps the most blatant case of big-name

Mysterious figures at Juventus

Mysterious figures at Juventus

Eleven mysterious figures were spotted at Juventus Stadium in the latest of a bizarre sequence of unexplained football-related incidents across the world.

Dressed in black robes with intriguing symbols on their chests, the conspicuous figures sat behind the goal at the north end of the stadium in Turin during Juventus' 2-0 victory over Genoa on Sunday.

The gang made signals in unison during the match and they were also seen standing up in

Dr. Conrad Murray Is A Freeman!

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Michael Jacksion’s former doctor, Conrad Murrah is a free man again[today] after spending 2 years in prison for killing the King of Pop.
According to TMZ, the LA County Sherrif’s Department confirmed Murray was released in the early hours of the morning [October 28] but they didn’t confirm if he will be allowed to

Ciara Says ‘Yes’ To Future!

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Ciara is in for a brighter future! The ‘Body Party’ singer screamed a big fat ‘yes’ early today after her boy friend/rapper, Future a.k.a Nayvadius Cash proposed with a 5 carat diamond ring, Ciara’s publicist confirms. According to the Associated Press, the couple is now engaged!
Well, seem it’s the season for the ‘rings’ given the fact that another rap star, Kanye

Nollywood Actor Dies After Brief Illness

Ray Daniels Okeugo, Actor, Death

The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, has been thrown into another round of mourning as a very promising actor, Ray Daniels Okeugo, has been reported dead at the age of 33.
The young man, who was a very popular face in soap operas before graduating to the movies,

BRAND NEW Music – Ogadinma By KCee

Ogadinma by Kcee, Five star music, limpopo

Nigerian performer, KCee, is out with a new single titled, “Ogadinma”. The song was produced by the prolific Del-B, and comes off KCee’s proposed new album.
‘Ogadinma’ is a highlife tune which speaks about the various struggles evident in the

Fans Blast Stella Damasus Over Doris Simeon’s Son

Doris Simeon, Daniel Adenimokan, David, Stella Damasus

Nigerian movie fans and lovers of Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon, have descended on A-List actressStella Damasus, blasting her for not urging her live-in lover, Daniel Ademinokan, Doris‘ ex-husband, to return Doris’ son, David, to her. A few days ago, it was all over the news that Daniel has returned the young boy who has been separated

“Can You Marry A Girl Like Me?” – Cossy Orjiakor Asks



Cossy orjiakor, Marriage, Twitter

Drama Queen, Cossy Orjiakor, is serious about getting married by all means. And to achieve this, she has actually gone around asking men if they could marry someone like her.
The sometime actress and singer posted the open ‘proposal’ on her Twitter page, claiming

Arsenal face crunch period as tightest title race ever hots up

Arsenal face crunch period as tightest title race ever hots up

A quarter of the way through the Premier League season, Arsenal are sitting at the top of the table in what is already appearing to become the most competitive campaign in recent history.

At least six teams - and maybe more - will feel they have a legitimate chance of winning the

Mysterious figures at Chelsea

Mysterious figures at Chelsea

Chelsea's Stamford Bridge became the latest football venue to play host to a gang of mysterious visitors on Sunday when 11 men in robes were spotted at the Premier League clash with Manchester City.

The figures closely resembled those seen at Saturday's Bundesliga fixture between Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena.


As in the previous sighting, they wore black robes with mysterious circles on their chest and